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CHA Interns L-R: Stalfana Bello, PMF Exec. Dir., Kafi Hemphill, CHA Coordinator and UCSF Medical Student, 2nd year CHA Intern Jordynn Edison, Armani Thompson, Ayana Brown, David Ayers, Jenny Deng, Joshua Ruvalcaba, Limi Ahmed, Dana Abdelgadir, Lauren Bellow, Anne Evelyn Alvarenga Fernandes Santos, Alana Eaton, KaJanae Walton, Nasyatana Comer; and Ugomma Eze, CHA Assistant Coordinator and UCSF Medical Student, 1st year

Community Health Ambassadors Internship Program Students Graduate

Physicians Medical Forum (PMF) has announced that on June 22 a group of students completed the 2016 Community Health Ambassadors Internship Program (CHA), a six-week program that accepts students interested in becoming doctors or pharmacists.
Pastor Ken Chambers (right) and supporters of the ordinance banning coal speak at Monday’s city council meeting in Oakland. Photo by Tulio Ospina.

Oakland Bans Coal Shipments Clergy agree to come together to heal the community after the city’s division

In an historic victory for environmental activists and local communities, the City Council voted unanimously at a heated council meeting this week to ban large amounts of coal from being stored and handled in Oakland.
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Assembly Passes Bill to Bring Climate Change Funds to Disadvantaged Communities

This week with bipartisan support the California Assembly passed AB 1550 (Gomez), designed to ensure that the benefits of California’s climate change policies reach the communities and households that need them most.
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Op-Ed: Oakland Can Have Health and Good Jobs Without Coal

By Derrick Muhammad, ILWU Local 10   Dear Mayor Schaaf and City Council members,   I’m a longshoreman and elected Secretary-Treasurer of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, Local 10. After much discussion, my union [...]